News Alert: AS OF 0900 HOURS 18 JUNE 2013 ACTIVATION LEVEL: CRISIS ACTION TEAM (AS OF 0600 HOURS 18 JUNE 2013)
Posted: 6/18/2013 9:25:40 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center




025-13 NATURAL GAS PIPELINE EXPLOSION WASHINGTON PARISH
(FRANKLINTON) 18 JUNE 2013



 



SITUATION



At about 0540 hours 18 June, reports were received of a
ruptured 30 inch natural gas line that resulted in an explosion and fire at
Florida Gas Transmission located on Lee Road near Franklinton in Washington
Parish. As of 0730 hours, the pipeline was reported shut in on both ends and
secure.  Although the gas fire itself is out, the nearby trees are still
burning.



 



Command Post has been set up at Plainview Church at LA 1072
and LA 60.



 



At this time, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.



 



There were reports of 10,000-10,500 customers without power
as a result of this incident but power was coming back on line quickly.



 



A one mile area was evacuated with 55 people evacuated. No
shelters were needed as all evacuees had other places they could stay at.



 



Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 1 trailer was
impacted.



 



No requests for state assistance have been received.



 



ACTIONS BY PARISH



Washington Parish OEP has responded to the incident to do
further assessments as well as parish fire fighters and law enforcement.



 



ACTIONS BY STATE AND OTHER AGENCIES



GOHSEP:



GOHSEP Region 9 Regional Coordinator provided the initial
report on the incident and responded to the incident to assist the parish and
provide reports.



 



GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis is on scene.



 



GOHSEP Operations created WebEOC incident 025-13 Natural Gas
Pipeline Explosion Washington Parish (Franklinton) 18 June 2013 to support this
event.



 



LSP



Dispatched personnel to the scene to assist as needed.



 



LDAF



Dispatched personnel to the scene to work on putting out the
fire in the area associated with the explosion once the gas line is shut in.



 



DCFS



Dispatched a DCFS Regional Coordinator to assist and gather
information.



 



Verified available commonly used shelter items for
deployment if needed.



 



Contacted American Red Cross who has a Disaster Action Team
enroute to a canteen site at the corner of La Hwy 60 and La Hwy 1072.



 



AMERICAN RED CROSS



Dispatched a Disaster Action Team and prepared for canteen
operations if needed.



 



 



 







 



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